28th Aug 2014
Day 1 at HSS symposium highlights primary healthcare

The Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Symposium touched on many interesting issues on its first day on Wednesday, August 28. Primary healthcare (PHC), good leadership and quality improvement and costs in medicine all made themselves heard. Addressing HSS and its effectiveness, Prof CC Jinabhai talked about the importance of good leadership and management with ward based […]

22nd Aug 2014
Ignoring prenatal HIV care leads to lifelong burden

Tears stream uncontrollably down Samantha Benjamin's* cheeks as she cradles her four-month-old daughter Francis* in her lap. "I know that it is because I was lazy that my baby is HIV-positive...I blame myself." Mail & Guardian highlight children and HIV. In South Africa, babies exposed to HIV are tested at 6 weeks and then again […]

12th Aug 2014
Proposed anti-gay bill in Kenya is appalling

Anova Health Institute expresses grave concern at Kenya's proposed bill that wants foreign gay people stoned to death in public. The draft bill is now before the National Assembly through a petition by a political party. The draft bill has proposed that a foreigner who commits a homosexual act be stoned in public, while Kenyan […]

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